COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC, 8l
how I was workod tip to it, or had emirate to
make the proposal ; hut I did so—-th;it if i»h»*
thought herself in dan#T, my survitvs wnv at
her command, and that she could eonw with m»*
to England in the dis^uiso of my maid, wlutni I
could easily dispose of by sending hrr, HIS*I* *
some pretext, to her friends at St. Germain, Sh<*
thanked mt: and smiled faintly, hut said nothing
would induce her to leave her family. Sin; add* d
that she had refused other offers of the s.utie s»*rt.
" Besides/*--and r.lui looked round-—*'M je, rttul.ii ,
cda nc se pottrrtrit /us; il y a Ir^p i/V//«^;','."
1 took leave of }UT with r«*;;n*t and utT'vfi<>r;.
1 am sorry to Kay I havy IwftJii inJ^intrd
by one of the Qw»'n*s friends that ih»*n* i*»
s<anc douht of the pt;rft*ct luldity of *\l;i«Luii*t
As it happ«?m*dt it \va« lucky my ofit-r was not
acc«*pt«t<!, for on my arrival at Uoultt^tw fh** c%*ir«
riagc was assailed by a luinli* of pviujyJ^, who
accused me of bdng thu mistrrs** of this J)uki-
d'Orleans, after him to linghuidS. Thry
declared 1 should not leave* J%ancc»*
ImaKine my terror* 1 put my head out of
the window to addrttss thuuu " JCcoufr/, <Jrouti%"
said one or two of thrm. 4I Mestiami's," saul I>
as poliUjly as my f«?ar would lt-t w«t, *fayr/ li
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